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Drive In Movies in Scottsdale

Drive-in theaters have enjoyed a surprising comeback in light of the recent coronavirus spread. Open, outdoor venues allow crowds to comfortably spread out in their cars and enjoy a night at the movies. Many drive-in theaters have recently popped up across the Valley, so if you’re itching to get out of the house, catch a flick at one of these drive in movies in Scottsdale.

West Wind Glendale 9 Drive-In

Westwind Glendale 9 is one of the few remaining old school drive-in theaters in America, and Arizona’s last true drive in theater in Scottsdale. The theater features nine large outdoor screens, playing recent Hollywood releases as well as family classics. Double features offer two movies for the price of one, and the theater has recently hosted triple features for the best bang for your buck. You’ll have to stay inside your vehicle at all times, but if you bring your truck you can make a cozy den with blankets in your truck bed. The snack bar has all your classic movie treats on offer, or you can bring your own snacks to enjoy. The West Wind Glendale 9 is located at 5605 N. 55th Avenue in Glendale, AZ, just 30 minutes away from Scottsdale.

Salt River Fields Drive-In

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch is one the latest drive in theaters in Scottsdale to pop up in the area. The baseball stadium has transformed its Center Field Parking lot into a drive-in theater, showing movies on a large LED screen. The movies featured include a good mix of family-friendly flicks as well as 80s classics and recent releases. Entry fees are $25 per car instead of individual tickets, and concessions are available on site. Salt River Fields Drive-in is located at 7555 N Pima Rd.

Moonlight Movie Nights

Nothing’s better than dinner with a movie, especially when the movie is free! Moonlight Movie Nights in the Sonora Village shopping center reimburses the cost of your ticket when you grab takeout from Sonora Village restaurants. Movies are shown on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays only, making for a welcome weekend treat. Films range from date night picks to beloved classics. Admission is $15 per vehicle for two people and $20 per vehicle for three or four people. Moonlight Movie Nights is located at the Best Buy parking lot in Sonora Village at 15449 N Hayden Rd in Scottsdale.

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Camelback Mountain

Camelback Mountain is one of the most recognized area landmarks. With an elevation of 2,700 feet, it is an excellent venue for a hike or climb. In fact, hiking Camelback is considered one of the top 10 things to do in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. There are two main trails/climbs — Cholla and Echo Canyon. Please be advised that these hikes and climbs are not generally considered “easy” or beginner level.

Papago Park

Papago Park is a municipal park that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There is plenty to do in this gorgeous park including hiking, fishing and even golfing on the Papago Golf Course.
625 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Hole in the Rock

Hole in the Rock is a wonderful destination for those wanting to see a terrific example of Arizona Red Rock. This is a natural geological formation located in Papago Park. This formation is actually a series of openings eroded into a small red stone hill. The openings and main chamber are accessible via a smoothly ascending path that passes behind the hill.

Taliesin West

Taliesin West was the winter home and school of Frank Lloyd Wright from 1937 until his death in 1959. Currently, it is the main campus of The School of Architecture at Taliesin and also houses the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. It is open to the public for tours, where you’ll be taken through indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as Wright’s private quarters, the gracious “Garden Room”, the drafting room and more.
12621 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town Scottsdale is one of the Southwest’s most vibrant and unique downtown areas. It offers pedestrian-friendly streets lines with world-class galleries, museums, restaurants and shops, plus an exciting nightlife scene.

McDowell Sonoran Preserve

The McDowell Sonoran Preserve is the gateway to the Sonoran Desert and has one of the most diverse environments on earth. Located on more than 30,000 acres along the eastern edge of the city, the Preserve offers more than 100 miles of trails with six trailheads. Enjoy an array of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, wildlife and bird watching, and guided rock climbing and off-roading tours. Each trailhead provides expansive views of Pinnacle Peak and the Valley, and the Bajada Nature Trail offers a variety of games and activities for kids of all ages.
18333 N. Thompson Peak Rd, Scottsdale